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brand new stories and breaking news this hour. widening investigation involving former cia director david petraeus. we're learning he will testify about libya this week. more on that as we get it. plus the lessons learned from one of the most important voting blocs this election year. we'll have a conversation on that. and a small plane crashes into a house and bursts into flames. why? it's all "happening now." jenna: brand new developments on the scandal absorbing new headlines today. we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. rick: i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. fox news learning exclusively that the former cia chief will testify about the benghazi terror attacks before house and senate committees. jenna: a major development. friday he stepped down as america's top spy when he admitted to having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. we're expected to get comments about the growing scandal when he open has his first news conference since re-election. that will happen in two hours and we'll have it when it does. doug mckelway is live for us. doug? >> reporter: former ci
stories and breaking news for you. growing outrage over the sex scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. lawmakers demanding to know why they were left in the dark about that investigation as new questions are raised whether petraeus shared classified information with his mistress. some questions. meantime a massive house explosion leveling an entire indianapolis neighborhood, killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. what caused this deadly blast. >>> a new study showing a link between pregnancy, the flu and autism. it is all "happening now." jenna: start with our top story. new developments in the sex scandal rocking the former head of the cia. glad you're with us this monday morning. i'm jenna lee. >> i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. the timeline is unfolding as we learn how the affair between the general and his buying graph fer, paula broadwell came to light. jenna: fox news confirmed a friend of the petraeus famly, jill kelly, contacted the fbi said she got threatening e-mails from anonymous e-mail account, that e-mail, those anonymous e-mails were
'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. fox news learning exclusively that the former cia chief will testify about the benghazi terror attacks before house and senate committees. jenna: a major development. friday he stepped down as america's top spy when he admitted to having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. we're expected to get comments about the growing scandal when he open has his first news conference since re-election. that will happen in two hours and we'll have it when it does. doug mckelway is live for us. doug? >> reporter: former cia director david petraeus voluntarily agreed to testify before house and senate intelligence committees. fox has learned he will speak off site on friday to the senate intelligence committee about the libya report. presumably that it means his testimony will be closed and not open to the public. recall that director petraeus briefed intelligence committees on september 14th, three days after the benghazi attack and said that the attack was akin to a flashmob that is explanation moments ago chairman of the house homeland security committe
. bill: right on. great weekend. martha: "happening now" starts right now. former cia director david petraeus testifying before committees on capitol hill. he's answering questions that lawmakers have about the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. four americans murdered during that assault on september 11th including our ambassador. at a closed door hearing, it's happening just a week after the general admitted having an extramarital affair and stepped down as cia director. that is not the focus of today's hearing, the affair. today he's answering questions about what the administration knew about the attack and when they knew it. we'll have much more on his testimony in a moment. brand-new stories and breaking news. jon: a major meeting at the white house, president obama and congressional leaders starting to talk about how to avoid billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts, set to go into effect january 1st. the maker of twinkies, ding dongs and wonder bread closing down. how super storm sandy happened, what we can learn from the disaster, it's all "ha
and turns in this scandal we've been following so closely surrounding former cia chief and now others. hi, everybody. glad to have you with us. i'm jenna lee. rick: happy tuesday. i'm rick folbaum in for jon. controversy over the timeline of events over the petraeus investigation with members of congress wanting to know why the fbi didn't notify them and the white house until just recently when it began months ago. that investigation far from over. fbi searching the home of petraeus's alleged mistress, paula broadwell. after david petraeus resigned his post as america's top spy. the scandal is widening. the woman in yellow, jill kelly, alerting a friend of hers that works in the fbi to threatening e-mails she says she was getting turning out to come from broadwell, part of an investigation involving another high-profile member of the military. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, john allen. the defense secretary leon panetta says the pentagon has launched an internal investigation into thousands of quote, inappropriate communications between general allen right there on the screen and
' confirmation this morning that the former cia director david petraeus will testify before the house and senate intelligence committees. these will be closed or classified sessions early friday morning, and also confirmation that secretary of state hillary clinton will testify here on the hill and give the read out, or the results of their internal review at the state department about the benghazi attack, and that announcement was made at the house foreign affairs committee a short time ago. >> further i would like to note that secretary clinton has committed to testifying before our committee and the senate foreign relations committee on the accountability review board's report, which is expected to be concluded by early to mid december. >> reporter: also today on capitol hill two important hearings in front of the house intelligence again and the senate intelligence committees, they are closed or classified hearings and they bring together the top intelligence officials in this country, as well as law enforcement officials, the director of national intelligence, the acting director of the cia
on the deadly attack in benghazi, and congress now launching an investigation into who changed cia talking points regarding the deadly attack, although some say they were never changed. we're going to have the latest out of d.c. coming up. you can't argue with nutrition you can see. great grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. see the seam? more pcessed flakes look nothing like natural grains. i'm eating what i kn is better nutrition. mmmm. great grains. search great grains and see for yourself. jenna: noon here on the east coast, we start off with this fox news alert, the mideast on the brink. israel escalating its attacks on gaza. take a listen. a massive blast you see there in the center of your screen sending flames and thick smoke over the skies of gaza city, a stronghold of the terror group hamas. israeli troops are already prepared for a ground invasion if the order is given. the israeli military's now hitting hamas commanders. in fact, we have some brand new video from the israel defense force showing a strike on a building in gaza used by hamas as a media center
.s. intelligence official briefed reporters on cia response in to the attack insisted they responsed to the consulate in 30 minutes and there was quote, no hesitation to act that evening. review of secret diplomatic cable by fox news, august 16th a month before the attack consulate and cia leadership in benghazi agreed to work hand-in-glove as security on the ground deteriorated. quote, mission personnel could colocate to the annex. cia outpost is the security environment degraded suddenly. if was agreement a formed a weekly meeting to discuss the security environment. and now there's a growing call from republicans on capitol hill for answers from president obama on the decisions he made during the libyan crisis is. the president has been very public in his involvement in the most recent crisis, hurricane sandy. >> you've got photographs of the president and others in the situation room during the takedown of usama bin laden. you have photographs that came out as a result of their observations relative to the enormous disaster on the east coast just this week. no picture in the situ
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-up. she knew all the time the cia information that was given to her. >> reporter: senators graham, mccain and ayotte tellingers after yesterday's meeting that the information let them more disturbed and not reassured about rice's benghazi comments that which portrayed the a tack as a demonstration that spun out of control. cia director mike morrell with rice for the meetings initially told her the cia references to dropped in the talking points at the request of the fbi because the bureau did not want to compromise a ongoing criminal investigation. later cia officials called back to correct the record that in fact it was the agency was responsible. there was never any intention to mislead on benghazi rice said in a written statement, the talking points provided by the intelligence community and initial assessment were incorrect in a key respect. there was no protest or demonstration in benghazi. that the white house previousing spokesman jay carney tried to put the focus on the current investigation and not ambassador rice's people are moe interested in talking points for a sunday sho
community came to capitol hill and said they didn't know who was responsible for the changes to the cia talking points which critics say minimized the role of terrorists in the attack. now a spokesman for the director of national intelligence says it was the intelligence community that was behind those changes which stripped out language including al-qaeda. this morning lawmakers reacted. >> we have more questions than answers at this point, and so we do need to understand why these talking points did not present the truth of what we knew at the time. >> reporter: in a statement this morning the head of the house intelligence committee is now demanding an immediate meeting with the director of national intelligence because lawmakers were given a completely different account about what happened last week. chairman rogers looks forward to discussing this new information as soon as possible to understand how the dni, that's director clapper, reached this conclusion and why leaders of the intelligence community testified late last week that they were unaware of who changed the talking point
david petraeus affair with his biographer, the former cia chief resigned from his post two weeks ago as a result. catherine herridge live in washington with more of the details for us. >> thank you, good morning. in this two page letter the ranking republican on the senate judiciary meeting is demanding a meeting no later than next wednesday into the investigation into david petraeus. given the numerous press reports on this matter including information alleged to be provided by government sources i request a detailed briefing to discuss this matter and provide concrete facts surrounding his resignation and the department apartments involve the. the letter from grassley breaks down the request into ten gat tore reese. whether the affair with his biographer was detected or missed by the fbi in their background check for the cia job as well as any illegal thoerts that showed the f.b.i. and other departments were not required to notify the president. >> it looks like koeupbgs interested in a pretty wide ranging investigation. senator grassley's question cover a very wide scope from the
an hour with ambassador rice and the acting director of the cia, the controversy over benghazi just got worse. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get concerning evidence that was overwhelming leading up to the attack on our consulate. >> not only is the information bad, and i'm more convinced than ever that this it was bad, it ws unjustified to give the scenario as presented by ambassador rice and president obama three weeks before an election. >> reporter: the meeting, called at the request of ambassador rice, brought together the three senators, we saw them arriving at the capitol hill visitor' center earlier today after that meet ambassador rice could not adequately explain her comments about benghazi given she had access to both classified and unclassified information. >> when you're an ambassador to the united nations, you go well beyond unclassified talking points in your daily preparation and responsibilities for that job. >> reporter: as for whether they can support any possible promotion of rice, the senates said they wan
. apparently james clapper the director of national intelligence, the boss of the cia director testified in closed door hearings last week to the intelligence committees and he said he didn't know who had altered the talking points. he didn't know. he's the head of the intelligence community, and then on monday his office, the office of the director of national intelligence came out with a timeline that said in fact they did it. so i mean there is a kind of keystone cops quality to this but it's in the funny, because of course four people died and there is a question about why the american people were misled back in september just days after the attack and led to believe that it was the result of a response to the video by a spontaneous mob when in fact it was as the result of a premeditated terror attack. jon: right. on that point i mean some have suggested that this is, you know, in some ways maybe bigger than watergate. you've been in washington a longtime, nobody died in watergate. we've got a situation here in which four people were killed. >> yeah, i mean, look there are two ways o
written the cia, lots of people letters to get more information. have you heard back? >> not one word. we destroyed a small forest trying to ask not political gotcha questions, jon, but basic questions, what did the president know and when did know it and what did he do about it. and this report from heritage makes me sick to my stomach and makes me mad. the president failed these people in libya. it was clear they were crying out for help that al qaeda was all over benghazi. the red cross had closed their office and the british left and president obama was awol when it comes to protecting our folks in libya. this is a massive failure of national security by the obama anyone station. makes me said and makes me angry. jon: you heard the president say many times during the course of the campaign, he hasn't said it recently, but said many times al qaeda is on the run, usama bin laden is dead. do you think this attack on our embassy, taking the lives of well, the first u.s. ambassador killed in 30 years plus the others, that didn't fit the campaign narrative? >> i think that's what drove this
militants were handled over to libyan authorities the nights of the attack according to sources at the cia annex but we never heard what happened to them nor were they ever apparently questioned by the fbi. in tunisia where the one suspects linked to the benghazi attacks is in prison, two tunisians in prison for their role on a second attack died in custody this week. we asked the state department if they were concerned about the safety of the suspected benghazi attacker and did not receive any answer. in fact they did not appear to know anything about the deathr death in the tunisian prison. >> when we come back, a developing story proving holiday travel can be dangerous. there is a pileup in texas that involved 140 different vehicles. there may still be people trapped in their vehicles. heather: rising food prizes may have you paying for. but some analysts say you should be thankful while you can because next year can be even worse. >> here in afghanistan i would like to give a shoutout to my mother, happy thanksgiving, i love, mom, and i wish the best of luck to everyone in savannah, ge
personnel could go locate to the annex cia outpost if the environment degraded suddenly. there were agreement to formal weekly meetings to the discuss the security environment. in the longer term wee, believe the formal colocation with the annex will greatly improve the situation. state department pending their own internal investigation which we now expect to be completed by the middle of december, jon. jon: lots of questions left to answer. catherine herridge thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. jenna: the latest on the plans for u.s. troop withdrawal from ban began in 2014. the white house and the pentagon must gauge the best strategy moving for as the afghans position to provide the bulk of security. one plan will rely on special forces to keep up the pressure on terrorists that is only one plan. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon with more details. jennifer? >> reporter: hi, jenna. it is not surprising now that the election is over we're starting to hear plans floated through the press what the u.s. military commitment wit look like post-2014 in afghanistan. u.s. dip low
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